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Spanish and Hispanic Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

With a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Hispanic studies from Creighton, you’ll learn much more than basic grammar and vocabulary. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in remarkable cultures, master the second-most widely spoken language in the United States and enhance your career options.

Pursuing a Spanish and Hispanic studies degree will give you the opportunity to live and learn in Spain or Latin America through our popular Faculty Led Programs Abroad (FLPA). You can study abroad for a summer, a semester or an entire year. This degree is perfect of those interested in international studies, anyone who plans to work with immigrant communities, act as a translator and more.

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Program Goals

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Hispanic studies will:

  • Master grammar and vocabulary
  • Discover the customs and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries
  • Explore the composition and linguistics styles of Spanish literature
  • Understand the role of interpreters in professional settings


Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 30 credits within the Spanish and Hispanic studies curriculum. A minimum of 18 credits toward the major must be taken at Creighton. Study abroad is recommended. See the curriculum.

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Minor in Spanish

The Spanish and Hispanic studies minor allows you to develop the linguistic and cultural proficiency necessary to work professionally in the United States and in all Spanish-speaking countries.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Mester Summer Scholarship

Each year, a summer scholarship is awarded to a Spanish major, allowing them to spend six weeks at Mester in Salamanca, Spain. Mester is associated with the Pontifical University of Salamanca, a Jesuit institution. The scholarship covers tuition (equivalent to six credit hours), cultural trips, lodging and meals. Faculty choose the recipient through a competitive process.

Employees who are fluent in Spanish and understand the culture are in high demand. Opportunities for interpreters and translators working in schools, hospitals, courtrooms and conference centers are projected to grow substantially in the next several years.

Creighton’s Spanish and Hispanic studies graduates have gone on to:

  • Business and financial institutions
  • Jobs as translators, court interpreters and educators
  • Graduate schools
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Peace Corps
  • Internships in Spain

Cultural Ambassadors Program in Spain

  • Would you like to be a teaching assistant at a high school in Spain for an entire academic year? Students who are pursuing a BA in Spanish and Hispanic studies may apply to the program in their junior or senior year. It’s perfect for students who combine the study of Spanish with an education major or minor, but this program is open to all Spanish majors.

Spanish Club

  • Enhance your understanding of Hispanic communities and culture by joining the Spanish Club. Members have the opportunity to serve in south Omaha’s Hispanic community in after-school programs, assist with conversation and tutoring for entry-level students, aid with translations for the community, learn how to prepare foods that are native to a variety of Spanish-speaking countries and more.

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